Siege of Barcelona (1705)
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The Siege of Barcelona took place between 14 September and 19 October 1705 during the War of the Spanish Succession when a multinational Grand Alliance army led by Lord Peterborough, supporting the Habsburg pretender to the Spanish throne, captured the city of Barcelona from its Spanish Bourbonic defenders, most of whom then joined the Habsburg army.
|Siege of Barcelona|
|Part of War of the Spanish Succession|
Lord Peterborough overseeing the Siege of Barcelona
|Commanders and leaders|
| Lord Peterborough
Philips van Almonde
|Francisco de Velasco|
40 heavy siege guns
|Casualties and losses|
|Entire garrison captured|
An attempted landing had been repulsed the previous year at the Battle of Barcelona (1704). Following the city's capture by Peterborough, the French and Spanish launched a concerted attempt to recapture it the following year during the Siege of Barcelona (1706), which failed. The city and entire Catalonia remained in Allied hands until 1714.